Pronunciation: (mu-ling'kā, -kē), [key]
—pl. -kes, (esp. collectively) -ke for 1.
1. a member of an agricultural people living in Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Ivory Coast.
2. the Mande language of the Malinke people. Also,Ma•lin•kaPronunciation: (mu-ling'kā, -kē). [key] Also called Mandingo, Mandinka.
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